DAG 2016 – Aerospace Systems Services

Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


To equip the Canadian Armed Forces with a long-range manned Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft with extended capabilities to replace the CP-140 Aurora.


To meet the continuing and evolving mandate for advanced ISR capabilities, the Canadian Armed Forces needs a manned, long-range platform, capable of providing C4 ISR with the ability to engage/control and to fully integrate with other ISR assets. The Canadian Multi-Mission aircraft (CMA) project will provide the capability required to effectively support Canada’s strategic requirements for C4ISR at home as well as to support Canada’s interests abroad. Canada’s large size necessitates an aircraft with long range and loiter times to ensure the platform can transit to operating areas and remain on station for sufficient time.

Preliminary Estimate

  • More than $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2022 Options Analysis
  • 2024 Definition Approval
  • 2025 Implementation Approval
  • 2024 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2025 Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2036 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Air Requirements
Phone: 613-944-3293

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